The key to regeneration

New study gives key insight into brain, limb and skin re-growth in mammals

Scientists have experimented on genetically modified axolotl salamanders and concluded that the key to it’s regeneration power – it can replace lost limbs, lungs, sliced spinal cord, and brain – lies within tissues that retain “memories.” Interestingly, these tissues are found within all species, including humans. “I think it’s more mammal-like than was ever expected,” said Malcolm Maden, a professor of biology, and author of the paper. “It gives you more hope for being able to someday regenerate individual tissues in people.”

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